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SC to hear petitions challenging new Citizenship Act on Dec 18

This comes after widespread protest and violence in Northeast and other parts of India, including Delhi-NCR against amended Citizenship Act

Team EastMojo

Team EastMojo

New Delhi: The Supreme Court of India has agreed to hear petitions challenging the validity of Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) 2019 on Wednesday.

This comes after widespread protests and violence in Northeast and other parts of India, including the National Capital Region (NCR) against the amended Citizenship Act.

The Act provides citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Parsis, Jains and Christians who faced religious persecution and migranted to India from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh on or before December 31, 2014.

The matter was mentioned before CJI SA Bobde by senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi. More than a dozen petitions have been filed in the apex court. aNd the first to file the petition was Indian Union Muslim League.

Several politicians, and officials including Congress leader Jairam Ramesh, TMC MP Mahua Moitra, AIMIM MP Asadudin Owaizi have also approach SC to challened the new law.

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